05-Mar-2015 - Hemispherx will make a candidate Ebola treatment being trialled by the US military at its revamped plant in New Jersey.
05-Mar-2015 - AbbVie is set to buy Californian small-molecule maker Pharmacyclics for $21bn (€19bn), cementing its haematology-oncology business.
05-Mar-2015 - Irix Pharmaceuticals will cater for North American customers’ desire for local supply according to Patheon, which says it plans to retain the API firm’s 180 staff.
04-Mar-2015 - As many as 450 API and intermediate suppliers in India's newest State - Telangana – need to log their changed addresses with the EDQM before August.
04-Mar-2015 - Health Canada is telling drug and API manufacturers that it’s going to ramp up announced and unannounced inspections due to concerns raised around APIs and data integrity, and the findings will be published online beginning next month.
04-Mar-2015 - The SEC’s enforcement director is calling out pharma companies for failing to disclose and misinforming investors about correspondence with the US FDA.
04-Mar-2015 - Patheon has bought hard-to-manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) specialist, Irix Pharmaceuticals.
04-Mar-2015 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered makers of testosterone therapies to change their labelling and conduct clinical trials to investigate heart attack and stroke risk.
04-Mar-2015 - US fighter jet firm Lockheed Martin has agreed to sell a satellite production plant in Newtown, Pennsylvania to drugmaker KVK-Tech.
04-Mar-2015 - AstraZeneca will spend $40m spinning out its antibiotics R&D business into a separate subsidiary, saying the move will let it focus on its core disease areas.
03-Mar-2015 - Indian giant Sun Pharma has bought GSK’s Australian Opiates business.
03-Mar-2015 - A robust US biosimilars market is still some way off according to analysts who say interchangability, doctors’ safety concerns and patient demands should be considered alongside the regulatory environment by firms mulling entry.
03-Mar-2015 - The US FDA is requiring manufacturers to place label warnings on all multi-dose diabetes pens as patients continue to share the devices.
02-Mar-2015 - Med Prep Consulting execs committed fraud and violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) according to the US DoJ, which has accused the New Jersey compounder of knowingly selling drugs produced in unsanitary conditions.
02-Mar-2015 - 3D drug printing firm Aprecia Pharmaceutical has leased an old Forest Labs facility sold following the firm’s $28bn takeover by Actavis last year.
27-Feb-2015 - The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) says the EMA’s proposal to establish a publicly accessible database of clinical trial data does not do enough to make the data transparent.
27-Feb-2015 - Novartis’s Japanese unit has been ordered to temporarily halt production of drugs by Japan’s health Ministry as punishment for delayed reporting of side effects.
26-Feb-2015 - Sosei's takeover will not impact Heptares's antibody tech collaboration with Morphosys according to the UK membrane protein specialist.
26-Feb-2015 - Valeant has signed a $14.5bn deal to acquire GI drugmaker Salix days after agreeing to purchase Provenge-maker Dendreon.